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Come Find Yourself

Fun Lovin' Criminals

1996

Come Find Yourself

Album Summary

Come Find Yourself is the debut studio album by the American band Fun Lovin' Criminals. It was released on February 20, 1996 by Chrysalis Records.

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Rating

2.94

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4713

Genres

  • Hip Hop
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Thu Mar 11 2021
2

I bet teenaged me would’ve liked this. And she would have been wrong. Ugh.

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Thu May 27 2021
1

Hard to imagine why Huey Morgan thought this bonged-out drudgery could be called fun lovin. Criminal, sure. They do their best to nestle awkwardly in an honourable tradition of stealing freely from their forebears; in this case the Beasties, Tarantino (I guess) and (don't ask me why anyone would want to do this) Red Hot Chilli Peppers. But in the same way that buying a Barcelona shirt with Messi on the back doesn't mean your first touch no longer stinks, Cosplaying as your favourite bands doesn't mean your music is any good. It really, really, really isn't.

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Tue Jul 27 2021
4

I had a mate just after high school that used to play this - I'd forgotten it existed. I remember the title track but nothing else. Ok, I like that it's rap with an actual band behind it, much more interesting than what a lot of others were doing at the time. This was kinda right on that turning point as heaps of rap started just using real simple basslines as music, kinda throwing out all the cool samples and turntable stuff that made it cool a few years earlier. The band is good, they mix a whole heap of different genres but keep it funky and it always seems to work. ...except for the rap rock parts lol. That sorta thing hasn't aged well imo, was never going to. Or maybe that's just the shadow of cringey memories looming over me lol. But it's only in maybe 1-2 tracks and used pretty sparsely anyway. I also didn't realise that Scooby snacks was them - not sure how that escaped me, heard that song many times, it has that 90s swagger that I kinda miss, not in a nostalgic way but rather that I'm kinda sad people aren't doing it anymore. Naturally, being the mid-late 90s all the songs are about smoking weed... that's just how it was at the time. Except for the song about meth I guess lol. Seems a lot of the time this list just forces me to sit through 60s garbage rather than expand my mind, so it's cool to hear something that's not only mostly new to me, but that I'd also willingly listen to independently. 4/5.

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Mon Aug 09 2021
3

La critique que je m'apprête à rédiger ne sera pas tout à fait pertinente dans le sens où j'ai été confronté à un problème dont j'assume la responsabilité. En effet, je ne me suis rendu compte qu'au milieu de l'écoute que la lecture de cet album se faisait en mode aléatoire. J'étais dès lors totalement perdu. Vous savez pertinemment que je me dois d'activer cette option la plupart du temps pour m'entraîner à l'événement que nous attendons tous et qui se tiendra selon les dernières infos début 2024 ; je veux bien entendu parler du Grand Quiz du Générateur sur TF1 qui m'opposera bien sûr à ltrapeze. Je vous tiendrai informé sur le déroulement de l'émission dès que j'aurai du nouveau.

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Mon Mar 29 2021
4

What a fun album! Kind of borderline "Gangstagrass" on the first track. Mixing hip hop with numerous styles, this album is just silly, while also being cool.

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Thu Jul 22 2021
4

Just a ton of fun, honestly really enjoyed this album. It trails off a bit on the back end, but still a strong album. Can't really identify a genre, which made it even more enjoyable Saved: The Fun Lovin' Criminal, The Grave And The Constant, Scooby Snacks, Bombin' The L*

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Mon Apr 12 2021
3

Good fun, immature, 90s, rockrap

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Wed Oct 19 2022
3

I'm not sure I can really appreciate this kind of stuff on the level it's supposed to be appreciated, but relative to a lot of the other hip hop this list has given me, I liked this one a lot. Thinking thematically about this + "Three Feet High and Rising" + "People's Travels..." vs. "Fear of a Black Planet" + NWA, I seem to like stuff that emphasizes the instruments over the rappers. This CD has, in relative terms, great instrumentals. It starts kind of slow - the first song is a bit of an intro, and didn't immediately grab me - it's fun, but one of the more rap-driven tracks. But each of "Passive/Aggressive", "Scooby Snacks" and "Bombin' the L" I liked immediately, and a few of the slower, funkier tracks were really nice too. They generally keep everything pretty upbeat, do a good job of featuring a few different instrumental moods, and seem to not take themselves super-seriously. I would play this again.

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Mon Apr 19 2021
2

Faux gangsters - not awful but it's baffling to me how this album and group became successful. The harder grittier songs are better than the softer tracks but they are also more cringey. This is seen in all its glory on the best track: King of New York which utters the refrain "free John Gotti". Some decent tracks but zero realism which leaves me feeling empty.

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Wed Oct 13 2021
2

An interesting mash-up of different genres but I didn't really care for it. It's been about a week since I listened to it so details are sparse but I think it was kind of uneven for me and I kind of struggled to finish it. There were some fun tracks I think but it didn't always work or come together for me. Also, not very interesting lyrically.

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Fri Dec 24 2021
2

This is a strange one because while I don't think it is necessarily a bad album, I am not sure of how it received enough of a reputation to appear on this list. I had never heard of this rap/rock group before so I was surprised to see that their song "Scooby Snacks" had 22 million streams on Spotify; however, I was even more surprised when I heard it and realized none of it sounded familiar. Even the Wikipedia page for this album is nearly non-existent with no facts or notes on the recording or its significance (something that has been very prevalent for every other album I have received so far). Given all of this, this album just doesn't feel overly innovative or high quality for the time which makes things even stranger. By the end, it all just started to unfortunately blend together. It was cool to hear rap with real instruments (RHCP, A Tribe Called Quest, and Sublime are the first bands that come to mind when I hear this), but this just wasn't as fun as it should be due to its execution. I ultimately didn't think the rapping or the instrumentals were special enough to make this one I want to come back to. Not much to say outside of that. 2/5. NOTE: As a big James Bond fan, I did appreciate the cover of one of the best tracks from the movie franchise, "We Have All the Time in the World"; however, it didn't really try to be unique and definitely paled in comparison to the original Louis Armstrong version.

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Wed Jun 23 2021
5

Very cool. Great fusion of hiphop, blues and rock. The lead singles still sound awesome but some of the other tracks let it down a little, the chorus’s get a bit formulaic.

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Mon Feb 08 2021
5

Funky, upbeat and chillin.

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Fri Apr 09 2021
5

Really-really good songs

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Thu Apr 29 2021
5

So good

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Wed Apr 28 2021
5

Very good

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Thu May 13 2021
5

Chill beats, chill bars, so many genres used perfectly

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Thu Aug 12 2021
5

perfect

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Thu Sep 02 2021
5

Fantastic chilled album which will be played again

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Wed Oct 27 2021
5

I like it too much to be objective.

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Thu Oct 28 2021
5

I had never heard of these guys before. This music made me move! I really liked this disc. I listened to the Expanded Version, which has many versions of several of their songs. It's a great showing of their creativity and command of different styles of music and recording.

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Thu Oct 28 2021
5

Loved this album.

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Wed Feb 09 2022
5

Something new to me enjoyed it

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Mon Aug 01 2022
5

This sure didn’t look like it was gonna be my jam, but it sure is great! I love these guys! Lots of serious themes - some moving songs - but they seem to be having fun (as advertised). Great rhymes. I love the slow jams as much as the fast and fun songs. And remaking “We Have All The Time in the World”?! Very classy. Some great guitar work that really added to it all. Really great album!

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Mon Aug 01 2022
5

Never heard of 'em before but this was a fun groove with many surprises.

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Mon Aug 01 2022
5

I liked the look of the cover and 90s hip-hop/rap is up my alley. It was a treat!

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Thu Sep 22 2022
5

well this was well more massive than i remember it being. My memories of it at the time are scooby snacks being flogged so hard it was unlistenable and it generally being pseudo cool nonsense. don't really know if any of that has changed but i read how they came to fame by filling in for acts that didn't turn up in a club they worked in. could be a nice cover story but it makes it sound a bit more of a piss about, which fits the music better than some uber cool new york hipster taking themselves far too seriously trying to be cool. gonna go big on this.

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Mon Nov 14 2022
5

Brilliant. Smooth rapping with great guitars.

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Thu Jun 17 2021
4

Smooth as!!! Forgot how cool this album was… extremely New York!

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Mon Oct 12 2020
4

Really really dope mix of smooth Rap / Rock and R&b tracks. Album art is accurate, great for cruisin'. Standout Tracks: Smoke Em', We Have All the Time in the World, Come Find Yourself, Crime and Punishment, Methadonia

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Sun Jun 20 2021
4

I never really listened to them but I enjoyed this album.

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Tue Apr 20 2021
4

Eclectic and fun, horns and blues guitar and rap. Lyrics kinda meh.

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Wed Jan 20 2021
4

Top e daora; hip e hop bem ~eclético

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Fri Jan 22 2021
4

Thankyou for finally giving me a rap album! My god. It’s okay too! I didn’t finish it so I’ll try and get it all done tomorrow but yeah, happy with this. Not 5/5, reaching into a 4 mayyyybe but I’ll see

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Sun Jun 20 2021
4

I generally enjoyed this album. I found them to have personality and a cool sound in an area of rock/hip hop mix that I don’t tend to often like.

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Thu Feb 11 2021
4

Escuché este disco y el siguiente de este grupo casi sin descanso en los 90 y luego me olvidé de ellos. Lo siento, sigue sonando bien y tiene temazos como The Fun Lovin' Criminal, Scooby Snacks, King of New York o Bear Hug.

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Fri Feb 12 2021
4

Different

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Mon Mar 29 2021
4

Thoroughly enjoyable album, forgot how good the FLC were. 4/5

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Sun Mar 21 2021
4

Leuke plaat, zeg!

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Sun Mar 21 2021
4

Ik kende alleen de 2 hitjes, maar de rest van deze plaat bevalt me ook prima.

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Sun Mar 21 2021
4

Vette plaat! Flow van Huey vind ik echt cool en Scooby Snacks is terecht een hit geweest.

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Thu Mar 18 2021
4

Surprisingly, I like this album. Musically it's diverse, well performed. Not all rap, some melody, lots of variety. I listened to it twice. Well done!

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Mon Feb 08 2021
4

It's a bop. Not a go to album, but perfectly listenable.

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Thu May 06 2021
4

And they say it's better than crack, plus It keeps them mellow and passive... I guess... Methadonia

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Sun Mar 07 2021
4

Feels like a mix of ATCQ and Beastie Boys, nice

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Tue Jun 15 2021
4

Funky album should be listened to more

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Thu May 13 2021
4

Chill raps, helemaal niet verkeerd. gwn goeie man. niks op aan te merken voor de rest.

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Wed Jun 30 2021
4

Actually pretty good

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Sun Jul 11 2021
4

I enjoyed this album. For me the music hit the right chords, the raps though mostly lightweight are fun and sometimes quite humorous. But it's the music that pulled me in and made for an enjoyable listening experience. 3.75 🌟

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Wed Aug 04 2021
4

Kinda like a mix of ska and rap? Reminded me a little of like Atmosphere or 311? Enjoyed it.

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Mon Aug 09 2021
4

interesting

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Mon Aug 09 2021
4

I really enjoyed listening it this !4*

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Mon Aug 16 2021
4

Love the flows, love the instrument diversity. Based on the name, I was expecting some 80s new wave and was pleasantly surprised. Lot of sticky hooks on this record. Little long. Favorite tracks: "Scooby Snacks" ,"Crime and Punishment"

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Sat Aug 21 2021
4

production is so…🤌🏼

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Mon Aug 23 2021
4

Love the eclectic mash-up of styles on this album. I'm hearing hip hop, rock, rap, jazz, R&B, blues, funk, and even a bit of punk. Had not heard of these guys or their music before. Glad I have now!

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Tue Aug 24 2021
4

Scooby Snacks is a banger, the rest was fine, but I love that track so I'm giving a 4 anyway lol

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Wed Sep 08 2021
4

Perfect name for this group. I had heard several of these songs but forgotten all about them. I have nothing bad to say about this album, really. It's a fun combination of a lot of my favorite kinds of music.

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Wed Sep 08 2021
4

Cool hip-hop rock fusion sounds. Scooby Snacks is a great single. We Have All The Time In The World is a really refreshing mid album break.

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Fri Nov 05 2021
4

Really enjoyed this. Wide range of styles, great for driving. Nothing skipped. Added.

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Thu Nov 18 2021
4

7/10. Had this on in the background, but seemed pretty good based on that, and I liked how it mixed genres.

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Thu Nov 18 2021
4

not my favorite but the variety was nice. 7/10

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Fri Dec 03 2021
4

Pretty good! At some points, really great. I loved "Scooby Snacks" and "Passive/Aggressive". Overall, it was just a bit too long though. A couple songs could have been cut, and some songs went on too long. Still pretty good though, definitely glad I heard it.

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Fri Dec 17 2021
4

Entertaining set from a band that borrows vibe from (and extends considerably) the music of G. Love and Special Sauce, pushing the grooves deeper into rap and hard rock. A little uneven, but never drifts too low. The stark, exemplary single Scoobie Snacks is the brightest star here, but the firmament shines from others, too. A solid listen that encourages me to research the band further.

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Thu Jan 27 2022
4

Way better than I thought it was going to be. I was very surprised to see this one pop up as I never gave a 2nd thought to this band past Scooby Snacks. But this was a pretty diverse sounding record with lots of smooth grooves and jazz inflections.

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Mon Jan 31 2022
4

Is this a classic album? Probably not. Is it a touch derivative and trying a little too hard? Probably. Does it feel a little unvarnished and stoned? Yes. Did I play this album on heavy rotation and nod my head along in the car in my early twenties? I most certainly did! Nostalgia gets the rating. It’s a little fun rock rap blues funk New York thing - don’t think too hard, just enjoy it.

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Thu Feb 24 2022
4

It turns out I have heard more of their songs than I thought. I liked the album a ton.

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Sun Apr 24 2022
4

a little cringy in places, can see this as the precursor to nu metal which is a huge drawback. Ha a real fake swagger to it using Tarantino samples etc. But overall it's just fun music with a couple of real stand outs.

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Wed May 25 2022
4

Liked it, made me happy, no idea what it was about though

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Sun Jun 05 2022
4

Super fun record and interesting blending of genres. A little on the silly side at times, but I enjoyed it.

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Fri Jul 01 2022
4

Half rap, half rock, full awesome

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Mon Aug 01 2022
4

When I saw "Hip-Hop/Rap" as the genre of this album on Apple Music, I wasn't expecting that my previous experience with this group would be from my 1997 Lounge-A-Palooza compilation CD, on which they sang 10cc's "I'm Not in Love." But not knowing that until after I listened, I found myself joyfully surprised through most of this album that they did seem to be serious about the "fun lovin'" part. Interesting instrumentations (I love a rap with an easy-listening background), clever tongue-in-cheek lyrics, and a pretty straightforward rendition of a James Bond movie theme. I really enjoyed this and I will be listening to their compilation Mimosa shortly.

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Wed Aug 03 2022
4

Huey's languid rap-singing is quite seductive. The hip hop drums and rock, funk, soul guitar hits my eclectic taste buds. About 5 very enjoyable tracks and the rest are fine and listenable. Good grooves. I've a lot of time for Huey after his excellent Saturday BBC 6music program.

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Thu Aug 18 2022
4

Nice blast from the past

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Mon Sep 05 2022
4

All of their songs in that album was so exciting, mellow, and romantic. 古さを感じさせない、洒落た音色とノリ。メロウな感じも、ポップな感じも、色々感じられた。多面的な楽しみ方ができる 音楽だと思う。

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Tue Sep 06 2022
4

Chill and vibey music making for good calcs. 8/10

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Thu Sep 22 2022
4

What fun

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Mon Sep 26 2022
4

This was a fun listen. Strangely, the guy rapped about joining the Marines vs going to jail and that's definitely a thing from when this came out.

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Mon Oct 03 2022
4

One to play loud! Tunes galore. They never really bettered this, but what a debut.

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Thu Nov 10 2022
4

Epsikt

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Thu Nov 17 2022
4

Surprisingly fun listen.

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Tue Feb 09 2021
3

Definitely angling to be 90s Beastie Boys, but still pretty enjoyable overall.

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Fri Oct 09 2020
3

Starts out strong, with an instrumental that made me expect more of a country-rap crossover (in 1996!? Lil Nas X eat your heart out). But the rest is some attractive East Coast hip-hop with rather guitar-centric beats. Fun to be sure, and I imagine a show with live instruments would be great, but not exceptional.

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Fri May 07 2021
3

Tykkäsin paljon. Hauska levy, sopi kuunteluhetkeenkin hyvin. Scooby Snacks jäi erityisesti mieleen Tarantino-referensseineen.

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Fri May 07 2021
3

Ihan lepposaa menoa ja oli helppo kunnella. Ei kuitenkaan toivoa pääsystä omille soittolistoille.

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Sun Jun 20 2021
3

Surprisingly not that bad, album was all over the place with lots of different genres mixed into Hip hop

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Thu Jan 21 2021
3

Un peu répétitif mais très sympathique ! Ca se laisse écouter sans peine mais c'est pas quelque chose que je remettrais très souvent (ou alors en étant défoncé pour bien apprécier le côté chill)

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Wed Jun 30 2021
3

There are some bops on here but some of it is a bit same-y. It's aight.

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Thu Mar 04 2021
3

Un mélange de rap-ska-punkrock, moins mon genre mais intéressant!

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Fri Jan 22 2021
3

Jam

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Fri Feb 19 2021
3

Hip-hop suave. Ni fu ni fa

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Wed May 19 2021
3

Good surprise

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Thu Feb 18 2021
3

Als die damals rauskam hab ich die gar nicht richtig ernst genommen. Komischer Name schon allein, und auch das Gesamtprodukt flüsterte einem ja augenzwinkernd "Achtung, Poser!" zur Begrüßung entgegen. Klares Todesurteil, normalerweise. Haben sich dann aber erstaunlicherweise recht schnell eine Begnadigung erspielt, durch eben dieses Augenzwinkern und das fast schon auf Metaebene gezogene Posing. Und so geht mir das heute noch; kann das immer noch nicht richtig ernst nehmen und denen entsprechend auch für nix böse sein. 3 Punkte für lustige 90er Referenz und Erinnerung daran, wie das damals eben auch war.

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Thu Feb 18 2021
3

3,7. It’s fun, baby. Repräsentiert für mich auch recht gut die 90er, schon wegen dieser billigen Pulp Fiction Samples und der faken Gangster Attitüde.

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Wed Jan 27 2021
3

Decent - worth a re-listen

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Mon Mar 29 2021
3

Thought I’d hate this as the lead singer is a bit of a nob but was pleasantly surprised. Like the hooks. Rapping was pretty decent. A surprisingly 3/5

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Fri Mar 19 2021
3

weird album not really sure if i like it or not but still not objectively terrible

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Wed Jul 07 2021
3

Pretty fun album. 0RS

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Tue Feb 09 2021
3

7.5

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Mon Mar 08 2021
3

It's not bad.

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Mon Apr 19 2021
3

As the name suggests, just a fun album. Best track: The Fun Lovin' Criminal

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Thu Apr 01 2021
3

I was really into the album at first and then it started to all blend together. It's a unique sound for sure but probably won't listen again

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Fri May 14 2021
3

I liked the mixtures of sounds on this one.

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Wed Apr 14 2021
3

Good listen, but probably wouldn't listen again.

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Wed Apr 14 2021
3

Surprisingly enjoyed this. I liked the mish mash of genres in the samples, you can tell that they have a wide range of influences. When I got to 'all the time in the world' I thought it sounded like a velvet underground song but it turned out to be a Louis Armstrong cover, very odd. The lyrics are mostly crap and the whiff of novelty hangs over a few of the songs which loses this a few stars.

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Wed Apr 14 2021
3

Really chill, enjoyed it. I'd recommend it for easy listening

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Tue Apr 27 2021
3

Really enjoyed it, reminds me of my early 20’s

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Mon Apr 26 2021
3

It was quite enjoyable but nothing really stand out

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Sat May 15 2021
3

super 90's vibes. pretty chill.

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Sat May 08 2021
3

It was alright. Good beats, good lyrics.

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Sat Jun 19 2021
3

A couple of classics but the rest of the album doesn't live up to them

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Tue May 18 2021
3

Not bad

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Thu Jul 29 2021
3

A few fun, funky tracks on this album, but a lot of weak tracks too. Some of them were pretty dope, though!

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Mon Aug 02 2021
3

I really like the blend of different styles here. An enjoyable listen and while the lyrical content is a little ridiculous it seems to be pretty tongue in cheek. Refreshing to have a band not take themselves too seriously.

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Mon Aug 09 2021
3

Yeah ok. Enjoyable even.

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Mon Aug 09 2021
3

J'en ai rien a foutre et je suis une nouvelle fois très enervé envers Robert pour nous proposer un enième album dont tout le monde se fout completement. Je me garderai cependant d'insulter Robert, étant donné qu'il a hier confirmé le remboursement de mon livre des 1001 albums, qui comme vous le savez ne m'avait pas été delivré malgré des semaines d'attente. Un ouf de soulagement.

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Mon Aug 16 2021
3

3.5 out of 5. Chilled tunes

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Tue Sep 07 2021
3

Lots of fun but I definately used to hold this in higher regard than it actually deserved. In saying that there is lots to like and I enjoyed going back to it

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Tue Sep 07 2021
3

Nostalgic as anything. I bounced around the limelight to loads of the tracks however it hasn't aged gracefully enough do get a 4.

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Thu Oct 07 2021
3

Un dels discos clau de finals dels 90, barreja de pop, r&b, funk, jazz i molt de soul. N'hi ha per tots els gustos, i en el seus millors moments, 'Scooby Snacks', 'Smoke 'Em', 'Come Find Yourself' és una de les millors bandes sonores que es poden trobar sobre la Nova York més salvatge

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Thu Oct 14 2021
3

Definitely a 90s album. It was a decent album. Not sure why they felt the need to do a cover of the James Bond classic "We have all the time in the world."

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Wed Nov 10 2021
3

Rating: 6/10 Best songs: Bear hug

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Thu Nov 18 2021
3

The music had its moments but even in trying to be satirical this came across as corny in a lot of moments. A fun one-time listen. 6/10

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Sun Dec 12 2021
3

Free John Gotti :|

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Wed Dec 29 2021
3

I found this album to be pretty generic for the most part. I only liked one track enough to save it (Scooby Snacks) and that's probably the only part of this album I'll revisit. There are 2 'slow jams' in this album that feel hella out of place - I get that they were probably trying to show that they can do more than rap/rap-rock, but it did not work for me at all. At least it wasn't insultingly bad or anything - just mediocre.

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Wed Dec 29 2021
3

prime sopranos soundtrack material. actual not bad tho, found myself getting into it the longer it went on.

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Wed Dec 29 2021
3

Ai generated alternative hip hop. Ambient with no distinct sound or quality. I don't hate it. Just not excited.

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Wed Dec 29 2021
3

50% decent hip-hop with a touch of trip-hop, 50% utter cringe wannabe gangster. It gets a star for being a welcome antidote to the bland indie that dominated UK airwaves at the time.

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Sun Jan 30 2022
3

This album was average, tbh. Lot of filler with a couple of standout tracks like The Fun Lovin' Criminal.

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Mon Feb 07 2022
3

Not a bad album, catchy riffs.

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Sun Feb 13 2022
3

C’est pas si pire, mais il y a beaucoup mieux dans le genre. 3

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Mon Feb 14 2022
3

Meh

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Thu Feb 24 2022
3

interesting 90's hip hop even if apple lists it as alternative. Reminded me a bit of sublime. Nothing particularly unique, but was a fun listen.

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Mon Feb 28 2022
3

The FLC are fun, and this album proves it. Lazy trippy but with some fantastic multi-instrumentalism in there. Good times.

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Wed Apr 06 2022
3

Some middle-of-the-road hiphop that does at least lean more into the "Fun Lovin'" than the "Criminals", which I think is to its credit.

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Fri Apr 29 2022
3

Best Song: The Grave and the Constant. Full lean-back chill. The drums are the star here. Worst Song: Bombin' the L. Blaring "classic rock" guitars absolutely killing the mood that had been developed up to that point. Overall: The rapping isn't always top notch, but the hazy, atmospheric vibes mean those lyrical misses matter less. There is a tendency to repeat each song's hook too often that at times feels forced. For the most part, a purely leisurely album that seems designed as an intentionally slow burn. Would be improved by removing the boisterous tracks and leaning fully into the relaxed vibe.

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Sun May 01 2022
3

Funky suave. Me gusta We Have All the Time in the World.

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Sun May 01 2022
3

Hip-hop suave. Ni fu ni fa.

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Mon May 09 2022
3

Had a few bangers

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Fri May 13 2022
3

Ok étonnament varié et sympa à écouter Prefs: The Fun Lovin' Criminal, Scooby Snacks, Bombin' The L, King of New-York, We Have All the Time in the World, Bear Hug, Come Find Yourself, Methadonia Moins pref: I Can't Get With That

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Sun May 22 2022
3

Meer stevige gitaar dan verwacht. Ik vond het wel een oké album

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Wed May 25 2022
3

Dooope

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Wed Jun 01 2022
3

Some harsh reviews for this considering there's a lot of dross with a lot of stars in this chart. I found it pleasant with some interesting sounds, samples from films and other bands but isn't that the name of the game nowadays? Easy listening and cool.

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Wed Jun 08 2022
3

I always had a bit of a soft spot for Fun Lovin' Criminals, despite my inability to stand rap music. They're just musical enough to pass under my radar and allow me to enjoy their rhythms. Not the world's best album by any measure, but OK to listen to from time to time.

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Mon Jun 20 2022
3

Interesting novelty and blast from the past - lounge-y Latino hip hop - but it beyond some catchy tracks it doesn’t have much staying power as a record in itself.

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Mon Jun 27 2022
3

3.75

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Fri Jul 01 2022
3

fine... 3/5

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Tue Jul 05 2022
3

Definitely not my usual cup of tea. In particular, I strongly dislike most rap. They pull off their peculiar combination of styles quite well though and I had no trouble listening to the entire album without getting annoyed at any point. That's a good effort. Still it's not one I will ever revisit.

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Thu Jul 28 2022
3

Aside from a few slightly cringey choruses, this is pretty enjoyable. A nice mix of genres

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Fri Jul 29 2022
3

meh

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Mon Aug 08 2022
3

Given the low expectations set by the album cover and description as “funky rap rock,” it was more fun than expected. High school me would probably have been really into it.

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Fri Aug 12 2022
3

More white boys rapping about being gangsta or whatever. It's pretty fun, honestly but kind of a strange addition, considering the fact that the Wikipedia article for this is shorter than the article for the Uzbek village of Qirqqiz (population: 1,200). However, I should probably not be one to speak on Wikipedia article lengths, as my article is 0 words long because they keep unfairly deleting it. Apparently being the owner of the biggest PEZ dispenser collection is "not something of encyclopedic value". Fuck you, Jimmy Wales. I award this album a 3/5, one point for each "Breaking Bad extra"-looking guy in the album art.

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Fri Aug 26 2022
3

When I saw the album cover i knew I would like this album at least a little bit. This music is fun to listen to and fun to sing along with. I'm not a big fan of rap music but combined with guitars and a rock n roll vibe, well, I kinda dig it.

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Sun Sep 18 2022
3

Scooby Snacks was the only recognizable track off this album. It sounds very dated, mid-90s, lots of drug references, rap and spoken word over some rock. It was ok.

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Fri Sep 23 2022
3

Musically and vocally its a nice hybrid mix of rock and rap. Something different with some laid back vibes.

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Mon Sep 26 2022
3

Never heard of them before but it reminded me of some of the corny rap I listened to in the early 90s. 3 stars for nostalgia and being ok.

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Mon Sep 26 2022
3

Before streaming, my office had a music server where anyone could go on and build playlists and we'd rotate DJing in our office. Fun Lovin' Criminals would come up frequently so this album has a big nostalgia factor for me.

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Wed Sep 28 2022
3

Stoner hip hop rock? Peculiar niche genre. I know Huey from the radio and Scooby-Snacks was on a million compilation albums. Ok I guess. Kinda plods on in a laid back way.

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Thu Oct 06 2022
3

Listening

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Thu Oct 06 2022
3

The first half of this album is a lot of fun, the second half not so much. The singles are definitely the best songs, however I don't think they are meant to be taken too seriously! Some of the later cuts (like Bear Hug) are a bit cringy. Overall though a light hearted and unusual album, I like the fusion of rap, jazz and Latin music on here.

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Wed Oct 12 2022
3

I once had that album on CD. A rather fun listen, as far as I can remember. Then I lost this CD. But contrary to other lost ones, I never bothered buying it again. I think I'm starting to see why now... Number of albums left to review or just listen to: less than 780, I've temporarily lost count here Number of albums from the list I find relevant enough to be mandatory listens:  approximately a half so far  Albums from the list I *might* include in mine later on: a quarter Albums from the list I will certainly *not* include in mine (many others are more important): the last quarter (including this one)

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Thu Oct 13 2022
3

Not bad and certainly bouncy, but It’s possible the artists are having more fun than most listeners will. Does it sound dated? Indeed it does.

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Sun Oct 23 2022
3

Mid-nineties hip hop beats, lazy slacker rhymes and the stink of desperation to be cool. Just a bit bland and safe - perfect Radio 2 music for Dad's who feel their dangerous driving to their local BBQ. Best Tracks: The Fun Lovin' Criminals; Scooby Snacks; I Can't Get With That

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Mon Oct 24 2022
3

Surpreendeu, pois o rap fluiu bem com as bases e batidas com melodias interessantes e envolventes.

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Mon Oct 31 2022
3

не впечатлило)

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Mon Oct 31 2022
3

1 song i liked, other songs were ok

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Mon Nov 07 2022
3

It's alright

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Thu Nov 10 2022
3

Lol

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Wed Nov 16 2022
3

This album started off great. The cover reminded me of Run Dmc and I didnt like that album, but this was a pleasant surprise. The fun lovin criminal was an awesome opener. Passive/aggressive was a really good song. I cant get with that was another good song. Most of these songs are really good. Some mid ones bring it down. Good 6/10

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Thu Nov 24 2022
3

Fun record. I always liked Scooby Snacks and I still feel like it's the best of the bunch, but there are some others I enjoyed.

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Tue Oct 13 2020
2

Hip hop, but make it rock... scooby snacks

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Fri Oct 16 2020
2

1996. Key Songs: Scooby Snacks, King of New York

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Tue Nov 10 2020
2

This did not grow on me over time. The funk-inspired instrumentals were cool, though.

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Wed Jan 13 2021
2

Blanding af hiphop/rock/jazz/soul, New York, rebelsk

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Mon Nov 23 2020
2

I'm too old for this. Made it through about 3 songs. It was okay, just didn't really grab me.

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Sun May 02 2021
2

Change of pace. Not really sure why this is on this list.

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Wed Feb 17 2021
2

Okay album. The music was okay. Pretty diverse mix of influences.

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Thu Mar 11 2021
2

An entire career built on one sample from a tarantino film. Kudos, Huey.

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Wed Jan 20 2021
2

Maybe they love fun. Its not my kind of fun though.

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Sun Feb 07 2021
2

They had a hit song, and made an album. This is mediocre and generally forgettable.

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Mon Feb 08 2021
2

Did I even listen to anything? Excellent and completely forgettable

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Sat Jun 05 2021
2

Free John Gotti haha. Cringe.

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Sun Mar 21 2021
2

Was vroeger al niet hee boeiend, nu nog steeds niet.

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Sun Mar 21 2021
2

Ik ben er met frisse tegenzin aan begonnen. Dat maakte dat ik het eigenlijk best ok vond, de gangster-rap snap ik dan weer niet zo goed en dat jazzy-achtige ook niet. Verrassendste/mooiste nummer vond ik: We have all the Time in the World

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Tue Jun 22 2021
2

Rap Rock, really, 1001? Heavily distorted guitars, really? Are these the fathers of white rap? The missing link between stereo mcs and kid rock, everlast, etc? I’d call this lounge rap, lots of loungey beats, but also, oddly, seems to celebrate criminality, but in a movie way, not a gangster rap way. The big hit scooby-snack song, definitely an homage to Tarantino, didn’t realize that until now. There are a few cool samples hidden in here, but overall, not for me. When the hit in this album was huge I remember reading that the lead singers dad played Mongo in blazing saddles. So I can’t help but imagine a bunch of Hollywood kids making this “rap” album. Who the fuck said sugar-gay?

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Tue Jun 22 2021
2

Thank you FLC for paving the way for G Love (hell yes) and LFO (Chinese food makes me sick). C

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Mon Apr 19 2021
2

Sounds like something Mac G would have on repeat. That ain't necessarily a diss.

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Wed Apr 14 2021
2

Nothing special here, a product of its time that hasn't aged well.

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Wed Jul 21 2021
2

My best guess is that I've probably heard of something from this band, but maybe it wasn't from this album. The lyrics sank this album from almost being okay to low enough to get a "nope" from me. There is interesting music, but I generally have a hard time with lyrics that brag, and curse all at the same time. The music wasn't good enough to over look the lyrics. The pop culture references feel outdated too.

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Sat May 08 2021
2

why? what a bizzarre thing... not sure i'm into it today

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Tue May 18 2021
2

Rest of the album was pretty poor but scooby snacks will forever remain an absolute banger

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Sat Aug 14 2021
2

2 stars. Not because the music is bad. It’s actually alright. I just don’t understand why it’s on this list. There are much better early 90s hip hot groups

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Wed Aug 25 2021
2

Meh

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Tue Sep 07 2021
2

Loads of fun it’s time, but really quite dull at times also. I’d never heard this album in full before. Until now I’d only ever heard the singles and to be honest,I got very little from this album beyond those.

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Thu Oct 28 2021
2

Name is familiar but do I know them? Slow Hip Hop and blues. Probably influenced a lot of bands. Talented maybe. Not my thing though.

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Thu Dec 02 2021
2

no the type of misuc Id linke

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Fri Dec 03 2021
2

Yeah not a big fan of rap rock stuff. Music was ok enough but nothing really attracting my ear.

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Wed Dec 29 2021
2

didn't listen to it all, quite generic

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Mon Jan 24 2022
2

1st Listen. There are a couple of songs that made me listen more closely. Interested to hear more of it. But, still not sure it belongs on this list.

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Thu Feb 24 2022
2

Wasn't really feeling this one. Feels like the camp of "rap is silly, let's try it." That's not to say anything about this band or their intentions, they are just Fun Lovin' Criminals after all. It's just not a style that I'm really into, too tongue-in-cheek for me. I did like Scooby Snacks though, despite being the epitome of that silly humor. Didn't make much of an impression. Favorite tracks: Scooby Snacks, The Grave and the Constant. Album art: Three guys of unknown ethnic origin riding in a car. The guy in the middle looks the part of a fun-loving criminal, he's got that smug, knowing grin that fits this style. Not much here for me. 2/5

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Fri Mar 04 2022
2

No es mi estilo pero es muy escucharle. Rap melodico Mejor al principio que al final

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